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South Korea to review toxins data disclosure process

South Korea plans to review if there was any negligence in the government's handling of sick workers' inquiries about workplace toxins, after an Associated Press investigation found the government repeatedly withheld such information following requests from Samsung.

Ko Dong-woo, a director at the Labor Ministry, said Friday that the ministry took the AP report seriously and would ensure officials properly evaluate information requests from workers seeking government compensation for work-related illnesses.

"We take the news report seriously," Ko said.

The AP reported Wednesday that in workers' compensation cases involving at least 10 former Samsung...

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